Antioxidants lowers the efficacy of the chemotherapy treatment – (07-02-04)

Low antioxidant vitamin intakes are associated with increases in adverse effects of chemotherapy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Many oncologists are fearful to use antioxidants during chemotherapy, since many of these drugs are designed to kill rapidly dividing cells via oxidative stress and the theory is that antioxidants would lower the efficacy of the treatment. This just does not hold up in the research, and antioxidant supplementation, just like in this study, does nothing but help the treatment.

AJCN — Abstracts: Kennedy et al. 79 (6): 1029 –

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James Bogash

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